Discrete element modeling and shape characterization of realistic granular shapes

Nivedita Das, Patrick Giordano, Daniel Barrot, Shreekanth Mandayam, Alaa K. Ashmawy, Beena Sukumaran

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Abstract

This paper documents a methodology for characterizing granular materials in three dimensions using two-dimensional shape descriptors. This paper demonstrates that Fourier-based three-dimensional shape descriptors can be constructed for sands having a common geologic origin, using a statistical combination of two-dimensional projections. A skeletonization algorithm is developed in this study to model irregular particle shape for discrete element simulation. The twodimensional and three-dimensional particle shapes are then implemented within discrete element modeling software to evaluate the influence of grain morphology on shear strength response of granular soil by using discrete simulation of direct shear test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008
Pages525-532
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 6 2008Jul 11 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/6/087/11/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Das, N., Giordano, P., Barrot, D., Mandayam, S., Ashmawy, A. K., & Sukumaran, B. (2008). Discrete element modeling and shape characterization of realistic granular shapes. In Proceedings of the 18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008 (pp. 525-532). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).